City of Garland
Council Chambers, City Hall
William E. Dollar Municipal Building
200 North Fifth Street
Garland, Texas 
September 4, 2018
7:00 p.m.

The City Council extends to each visitor a sincere welcome. We value your interest in your community and your participation in the meetings of this governing body. Regular meetings of the City Council are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month, beginning at 7:00 p.m.; the City Council meets regularly in work sessions at 6:00 p.m. the Monday preceding each regular meeting.

Garland City Hall and Council Chambers is wheelchair accessible.  Special parking is available on the east side of City Hall and on Austin & State Street west of City Hall.  Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need auxiliary aids or services must contact the City Secretary’s Office at (972) 205-2404 at least two working days prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made. BRAILLE IS NOT AVAILABLE.



It is the custom and tradition of the members of the City Council to have an invocation and recital of the Pledge of Allegiance prior to the beginning of the meeting.  Members of the audience are invited to participate.  However, members of the audience are not required to participate.  The decision to participate is strictly a matter of personal choice and has no bearing on matters to be considered by the City Council and will not affect the decisions to be made during the meeting. 

The Mayor may present proclamations and recognize attendees or award winners, and may make announcements regarding upcoming City events and matters of interest to citizens. There will be no Council deliberations or votes on these matters.

All items under this section are recommended for approval by a single motion of Council, without discussion. Council has had the opportunity to review each of these items at a previous work session and approval of the consent agenda authorizes the City Manager to implement each item. The Mayor will announce the agenda and provide an opportunity for members of the audience and the City Council to request that an item be removed and considered separately.
1.   Consider approval of the minutes of the August 21, 2018 Regular Meeting.
2. Consider approval of the following bids:
Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Center Renovation    Bid No. 1162-17
Hill & Wilkinson General Contractors $5,628,015.00  

This request is to provide needed renovations to the 30-year-old Rowlett Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant Operations Center. 
Club Creek Boulevard, Northridge Drive and Shari Lane Street Replacement Project    Bid No. 0933-18
XIT Paving and Construction, Inc.  $2,265,974.00  

This request is to reconstruct three existing residential concrete streets. The three streets to be reconstructed are Club Creek Boulevard (Club Creek Circle to Windridge Drive), Northridge Drive (Windridge Drive to Bluffview Drive) and Shari Lane (Luther Lane to Club Creek Boulevard). 
2018 Garland Alley Replacement Project - Phase 1    Bid No. 0962-18
New World Contracting, LLC $904,708.00  

This request is to reconstruct eight existing concrete alleys.  
3. A public hearing was previously conducted for the following zoning case. Council approved the request and instructed staff to bring forth the following ordinance for consideration.
a.   Zoning File No. Z 18-10, OM Housing (District 3) 

Consider an ordinance amending the Garland Development Code of the City of Garland, Texas, by approving 1) a Zoning Change from Community Retail (CR) District to a Planned Development (PD) District for Multi-Family Uses and 2) a Detail Plan for Dwelling, Multi-Family on a 5.839-acre tract of land located at 1603 East IH 30; providing for conditions, restrictions, and regulations; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.
4.   Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 10, "Administration," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.

At the August 20, 2018 Work Session, Council considered an ordinance that will allow for the designation of certain City vehicles as "authorized emergency vehicles" so that those vehicles may be equipped with appropriate lighting and have the protection offered by the move over or slow down law.  Such vehicles will not be equipped with sirens and will not be enabled to run "code," that is, by disregarding traffic signals or posted speed limits.  Crews will receive special training on the proper use of emergency lighting when responding to and on the scene of an emergency. 
5.   Consider by minute action approving the purchase of a single family home located at 3005 Holm Street in the amount of $150,000.00

This request is to approve the purchase of the single family home located at 3005 Holm Street for the City of Garland's Housing and Community Services Department.  This home is located in the neighborhood immediately north of the recently purchased Hypermart site and would utilize funding to revitalize housing stock within the investment area.  
6.   Consider an ordinance authorizing a second amendment to the 2018 Capital Improvement Program ("CIP"), providing for the supplemental appropriation of funds for electric reliability; and providing an effective date. 

At the August 20, 2018 Work Session, the City Council reviewed a Policy Report recommending the amendment of the 2018 Adopted Capital Improvement Program (CIP).  Council is requested to consider approving an ordinance amending the 2018 Adopted CIP to appropriate funds for the construction of the Campbell Road Switch Station and the King Mountain Switch Station and Transmission Line in the amount of $20,150,000.00.
7.   Consider a resolution authorizing the submission and acceptance of an application to the Bureau of Justice Assistance for Grant under the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program; and providing an effective date. 

At the August 20, 2018 Work Session, Council was scheduled to consider a request from the Police Department to apply for the 2018 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program for reducing crime and improving public safety.
8.   Consider by minute action authorizing staff to partner with the Air North Texas Program. 

At the August 6, 2018 Work Session, Council was asked to consider approving the City of Garland participation in the Air North Texas Partnership to support clean air activities in the region.  
9.   Consider an ordinance amending Chapter 33, "Transportation," of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a penalty under the provisions of Sec. 10.05 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Garland, Texas; providing a Savings Clause and a Severability Clause; and providing an effective date.

Council is requested to adopt an ordinance restricting parking on the north and south side of Avenue D between Ninth Street and S. Santa Fe Street.
10.   Council is requested to approve by minute action the purchase agreement of August 23, 2018, between the City and American Eagle, Inc. for the purchase of real property generally located at 1350 Commerce Street, Garland, Texas.

At the August 20, 2018 Work Session, during executive session, Council considered a purchase agreement in which the City agrees to purchase real property from American Eagle, Inc. in the amount of $260,000.
11.   Consider a resolution amending, reaffirming, and ratifying Resolution No. 10300 relating the authorization of the submission of a grant application to the Office of the Governor of the State of Texas for certain public safety, law enforcement, and homeland security projects, and providing an effective date. 

At the August 20, 2018 Work Session, Council considered approving the amended resolution to support the 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) which will provide funds for the purchase of HazMat response equipment.  

Speaker Regulations:

Anyone wishing to speak for, against, or on agenda items must fill out a speaker card and give it to the City Secretary before speaking (cards are located at the entrance to the Council Chambers). The Mayor will recognize speakers; he may impose a time limit and may provide for rebuttal. All comments and testimony are to be presented from the podium.
12.   Hold a public hearing regarding the 2018-19 Proposed Budget 

Section 5, Article VII, of the City Charter requires that a Public Hearing be held on the Proposed Budget for the coming fiscal year.  At the Public Hearing, all interested persons shall be given an opportunity to be heard for or against any item contained in the Proposed Budget.  The Proposed Budget for 2018-19 has been available for public inspection in the City libraries, in the City Secretary's Office, and on the City's website since August 8, 2018.  The 2018-19 Budget is scheduled to be adopted on September 18, 2018.
13.   Hold a public hearing regarding the Proposed 2018-19 Tax Rate

The Texas Property Tax Code, Section 26.05 (d), provides that a governing body may not adopt a tax rate that exceeds the lower of the rollback tax rate or the effective rate until the governing body has held two public hearings on the proposed tax rate and has otherwise complied with Section 26.06 and Section 26.065.  The 2018-19 Proposed Budget is based on a tax rate of 70.46 cents per $100 of valuation, which does exceed the effective tax rate of 65.35 cents due to a 7.82% increase in taxable values.  A previous public hearing was held on August 21, 2018. 
14. Hold public hearings on:
a.   Consider the application of Dinh Nguyen, requesting approval of a Zoning Change from Agricultural (AG) District to Community Retail (CR) District.  This property is located at 2105 Crist Road. (File No. Z 18-28, District 8) 

BEING an approximate 1.56-acre tract of land situated in the A. Bahn Survey, Abstract Number 181, Dallas County, Texas, and being same tract of land conveyed to Garland E. Satterwhite, by deed recorded in Volume 92246, Page 1761, Deed Records, Dallas County, Texas.  Approval of the request would allow the applicant to demolish the existing structures and subsequently redevelop the site per the Garland Development Code (GDC) with land uses as permitted in the Community Retail (CR) District.
b.   Consider the application of Huckabee, requesting approval of 1) Amendments to Planned Development (PD) 94-53 for Single-Family-7 Uses and 2) a Detail Plan for Athletic Events Facility, Indoor.  This property is located at 2585 Firewheel Parkway.  (File No. Z 18-30, District 1)

BEING an approximate 19-acre tract of land situated in the Daniel Crist Survey, Abstract No. 226, City of Garland, Dallas County, Texas, and being part of a called 27.000-acre tract conveyed to the Garland Independent School District by deed recorded in Volume 98053, Page 2307, Deed Records of Dallas County, Texas.  Approval of the request would allow the applicant to build a natatorium for the Garland Independent School District.
15. Consider appointments to Boards and Commissions.

Board members are selected for two-year terms by the City Council in August. Terms are usually staggered whereby at least half of the membership has board experience. Board members are appointed based on qualifications.
  Mayor Lori Barnett Dodson
  • Bettye Haynes - Library Board 
  Council Member David Gibbons
  • Aaron Miller - Unified Building Standards Commission 
  Council Member Deborah Morris
  • Robert Duckworth - TIF 3 
  • Steven Johnson - Community Multicultural Commission
  • John Spencer - Property Standards Board 
  Council Member Jim Bookhout
  • Sal Liberto - TIF 3
  • Kathleen Hansrote - TIF Downtown 
  Mayor Pro Tem Rich Aubin
  • Gail Belton - Senior Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Betty Roberts - Citizens Environmental and Neighborhood Advisory Committee
16. Citizen comments.

Persons wishing to address issues not on the agenda may have three minutes to address Council at this time. Council is prohibited from discussing any item not posted according to the Texas Open Meetings Act.
17. Adjourn.

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